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  • 18
  • Comedy, Horror
  • 1985
  • 106 mins

Fright Night



Horror comedy that marks the directorial debut of Holland, who made his name with the screenplays for The Beast Within and Psycho II. Convinced that his new neighbour, Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire, horror fan Charley (William Ragsdale) turns to the only person he believes can help him - his hero, host of local TV show Shock Theatre, Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark, Stephen Geoffreys, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon
  • Director: Tom Holland
  • Writer: Tom Holland
  • Producer: Herb Jaffe
  • Photographer: Jan Kiesser

In a nutshell

With monster effects from the team behind Ghostbusters and a witty script, it is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor.

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